Our Productions

As a dance company we tour our innovative productions worldwide. We work with both disability rights organisations and mainstream dance theatre groups.

Touchdown Dance company involves both visually impaired and sighted dancers. We create dance theatre performances and provide quality entertainment for a range of venues, festivals, and platforms.

Our performances evolve from research and close collaboration with choreographers such as Ray Chung, Julyen Hamilton, and Angus Balbernie

We make multi-sensory experiences accessible to hard-to-reach audiences — using unique forms of audio description, projection, sound and even audience participation.

Touchdown Dance Company

Katy Dymoke

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Katy is a dancer, film-maker, and the director of Touchdown since 1994. She works as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Somatic Movement Therapist.

Katy has danced since the age of 3 and continues to dance and teach in community, education, health and arts contexts.

Stuart Jackson

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Stuart is blind and autistic. He started dancing with Touchdown Dance in his early 20s, touring in several performances on main stages worldwide.

Stuart has danced in Touchdown productions Closer, Apparently Normal and Follow the Frame.

Robert Anderson

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Robert teaches contact improvisation in Higher Education and elsewhere in the UK and abroad. He began working with Touchdown in 2000 while finishing his BA at the University of Surrey.

He has performed with the company from 2002 onwards and has directed London Contact Improvisation since 2001.

Holly Thomas

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Holly is a dancer and performer specialising in improvisation and inclusive practice. She has been a member of Touchdown Dance since working on SENSE-8 in 2000.

Holly previously taught performing arts and music for the RNIB, and now works as a freelance teacher, facilitator and visiting lecturer.

Jamus Wood

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Jamus joined Touchdown in 2008. Previously a photographer of dance, sight loss took him to the other side of the camera.

A weaver of embodied arts, he combines contact improvisation and somatics.

Indra Slavena

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Indra is from Estonia and joined Touchdown in 2008, meeting us on tour in Aberdeen.

She is an independent dancer and performs in productions around the UK.

Current production

We're working hard at our latest production. In the mean time, explore our past productions below.

Past productions

Our productions are the result of either our own dance company working with a choreographer, or the outcome of a course. Here's a list of all the performances we've put on over the years.

Apparently Normal

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On an apparently normal day, while in an apparently normal Manchester, there is an apparently normal person… with a white stick…

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Closer

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Using senses other than eyes, six dancers take flight aiming to bring the separate closer.

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Tact

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A theatrical dance performance involving text, video projection and movement ranging from the energetic and resistant to the softer almost motionless sensitivity.

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Sense 8

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Multiple layers of perception emerge through the moving cameras, the editing and the sound track, creating a multi-perspective experience of dance.

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i-radiate

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i-radiate sensate surfing the senses into movement

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